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Chaparral High School

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Posted June 29, 2014

I have nothing but good things to say about Chaparral. The family feeling that resonates through the hallways is a rarity only found in certain schools. Chaparral's education is far above other competing schools as well. And besides the classroom Chaparral has outstanding extracurriculars that never failed to amaze me. You would be doing your child wrong from keeping them from such a great school and overall experience.


Posted May 23, 2013

I failed 3 years in a row here before switching to online school where I'm a straight A student on the honor roll. I had good relationship with all the teachers but the curriculum they have to teach isn't very helpful for the real world. The english department through and through has shown exemplary care and effort, more so than any other part of the school. However, it seems that department has been cut the most. The school has absolutely zero diversity. And when there is diversity that finds its way into the school, the kids don't know how to handle it because they've never been around it. And then they bully. The kids there don't know the difference between $1,000 and $10,000. They don't have parents they have nanny's. Just imagine a crammed school with kids of that upbringing around every corner. I was constantly bullied and made fun of, but it doesn't matter and the administrators don't care unless you're on the football or lacrosse team. I know I'm smart, but I constantly failed. Yet I watched the kids on the sports team who are dumber than a box of rocks pass with flying colors. It's not a good system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2012

Is this a 4A or 5a high school/ I would like a football season schedule sent to me.


Posted June 22, 2012

I had two students graduate from Chaparral High. One attended University in Colorado - one out of state. They both excelled beyond their peers, and both credit the education they got at Chaparral as the reason. In particular, the English department was amazing, the teachers very caring & fun. My youngest graduated 5 years ago and she still talks about her teachers with fondness. I was impressed with the principal and his efforts in making each student feel that he knew them by name. Pretty impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2010

I have had two children attend and attended Chaparral. By in large, I think they do an incredible job without much budget. The teachers are caring and the students are mostly from middle class schools. Unfortunately, this homogeneous population leads to a level of racial and religious intolerance that can be troublesome. By in large though, there is not much friction in the student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2010

There is so much enthusiasm and energy present in the halls. The level of respect among students and staff has impressed me as well as the professionalism of the teachers. It is a positive place to be. The academic culture is excellent and and there are so many ways to get involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2010

My son attended Chaparral for two years and the school failed him both years. For an area that has very little minority students, they fall short promoting and educating their student body on cultural tolerance and acceptance. I agree with the previous posting, for the "average" student, they need to improve their strategies to ensure academic success. Very disappointed in the administration when assistance was needed to assist my student in feeling a part of the school with very little diversity and acceptance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2009

I go to the University of Colorado at Boulder and am studying Chemical Engineering. I went to Chaparral and upon coming to CU I became distinctly aware of how inadequately my high school prepared me. In my major I had to play catch up in math and science to anyone who went to any other school. It did not matter that I was enrolled in AP courses and actually took two courses at a local college. The teachers do not want to be there and the teaching is sub-par in many departments (except, perhaps, the English department).
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

Chaparral High School truly cares about kids and academic acheivement. From Mr. Peterson's leadership to the wonderful teachers I couldn't be more proud to have my kids attend Chaparral.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

I currently have two children attending Chaparral and a few more on the way. As a parent who has always been heavily involved in my children's education, I have been very pleased with the school overall. From Ron Peterson's leadership down to the guidance counselors and teachers, I feel like our kids are being watched out for and cared for. I hope this can continue through the next few years even with the loss of the bond during the last election. Great job, Chaparral!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2009

We moved just so our kids could attend Chaparral. I looked at all the schools in Douglas County before we decided on Chaparral. This school has been amazing in meeting the individual needs of our kids. Moving to attend Chaparral is the one of the best decisions our family has made...amazing academics,performing arts department and sports...This school has it all!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 24, 2008

I was a student from the first class to graduate from this school. It was the best experience of my life. The teachers and classmates were amazing. I would send my child there in a heartbeat. Thanks
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

A great and compasionate student body, wonderful and talented teachers/coaches and excellent school leadership and management stemming from Ron Peterson's professionalism, capabilities and compassion for every student. We are very grateful that our daughter has been able to thrive at Chaparral - she's been fully accepted for who she is - a great teenager, who just happens to have Autism. With great appreciation, Allan Patterson
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

Chaparral is a great school if you have an above average student. I feel as though the students that need extra help are allowed to fall through the cracks, even with parent intervention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

Welcome to CHS!! It's a great school, with wonderful students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 10, 2007

I graduated from Chaparral two years ago and am extremely pleased with the quality of education I received. My classes, especially AP courses, challenged me and helped me to develop strong critical thinking, reading, and writing skills. I really do feel that I received a first-rate education. However, I am concerned about how CHS is handling the huge growth in its student body. Fortunately, a new high school in Parker is slated to open soon.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2006

The school is a good school. Most of the teahcers are good and the principles and security really care about the students. The guidence counselors try to make each student fell like they have someone to talk to. The on thing that I don't like about the school is there are very many kids raised with money and when someone doesn't have money they are treated poorly. No one else will say this about this school but I will. Besides the clicks the school is great and I would reccomend it to anyone
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 15, 2005

This school is wonderful, Mr. Peterson has amazing students and the student government here is working hard to get the community involved these students are wonderful. The staff friendly knowlegable everyone is nice no matter what. The sports programs aren't quite up there but the education is good and the graduation requirements are some of the highest in the state.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 15, 2005

This school is awesome. Chaparrals warm welcome upon arrival is strong while the front office may not be the friendliest the principals are. The school is wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 3, 2005

I am not a parent but a student. My experience at Chaparral High School was great. Students here are so nice to everyone. We don't have hardly any crime whats so ever. All the teachers are terrific. Securiy is kinda strict but that's what makes this school the way it is, Great.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 39% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

505 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

558 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
Female59%
Male51%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic44%
Multiracial44%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)58%
Free lunch eligible33%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch58%
Students with disabilities (IEP)7%
Students without disabilities59%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant55%

Reading

All Students80%
Female86%
Male74%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracial82%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Free lunch eligible54%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)24%
Students without disabilities85%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant80%

Writing

All Students72%
Female82%
Male61%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracial67%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)73%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligible63%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch75%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities77%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English72%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students43%
Female41%
Male45%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian65%
Hispanic27%
Multiracial38%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible31%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities46%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant43%

Reading

All Students77%
Female88%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian78%
Hispanic60%
Multiracial81%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Free lunch eligible69%
Reduced lunch eligible60%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch79%
Students with disabilities (IEP)19%
Students without disabilities82%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant77%

Science

All Students68%
Female69%
Male67%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian78%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial75%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)71%
Free lunch eligible65%
Reduced lunch eligible40%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch70%
Students with disabilities (IEP)14%
Students without disabilities73%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English69%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Writing

All Students60%
Female72%
Male48%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asian70%
Hispanic46%
Multiracial69%
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible57%
Reduced lunch eligible25%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch61%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities64%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English60%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant60%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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52%
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24%
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Math growth at this school

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Reading growth at this school

Below Average


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College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

93%

Average ACT score

22

Graduation rate

93%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 77% 56%
Hispanic 14% 32%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
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  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
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  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
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15655 Brookstone Dr
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